Wednesday, April 10 Flooding and High Water Updates
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Please check ODOT's TripCheck to see if highways are closed or traffic is restricted. As a reminder, please DO NOT cross flood waters. Turn around, don't drown! Keep yourself safe and plan ahead for delayed travel times.
- Quarry Road
- Hwy 99W southbound and Hwy 20 are both currently open.
- Hwy 34 will remain closed through Wednesday evening between Colorado Lake Dr. and Van Buren Ave. at First St.
- Springhill Dr. is now closed just past the Golf Club of Oregon at milepost 2.
- Bruce Rd. at Hwy 99W
- McFarland Rd. at Hwy 99W (Alpine side)
- Greenberry at Hwy 99W and Bellfountain
- Springhill Dr. milepost 2, just pass the golfcourse
- Kiger Island Road is now closed.
- Avery Park Ln. between Philomath/Allen St.
- Eureka Rd.
- Old River Rd. and MP 2.5
- River Rd. from Hwy 99W-Schultz Rd.
- Stow Pit E from Hwy 99W
- West Ingram Island Rd. E from Hwy 99W
- Bruce Rd.
- Bundy Rd.
- McFarland Rd.
- Oak Grove and Palestine
- Reese Creek Rd.
In Corvallis, the OR 34/U.S. 20 intersection is closed as flood waters cover the roadway. Travelers should avoid the area and take alternate routes. OR 34 is closed between Colorado Lake Drive and NW Van Buren Avenue at NW First Street. The Bypass is closed in both directions at OR 99W. The water continues to rise and the closure has moved east. The road will remain closed until the water recedes. Check TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for current road conditions.
Reminders from ODOT for Driving in Heavy Rain
Heavy rain can create dangerous driving conditions including reduced visibility, reduced traction between tires and the road, and less predictable car handling. Before heading out, visit TripCheck.com to check your route, and give yourself more time to get where you are going. Also remember to:
- Slow down, especially through high water. Driving through several inches of water at high speed can cause you to lose control of the car.
- Be aware of the potential for hydroplaning, when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter. Your tire loses traction with the road and if this occurs, ease off the gas, gently apply the brakes and steer straight ahead.
- Keep your distance; you may need more time to slow down.
- Turn on your headlights to improve visibility.
- Disengage your cruise control.
- Check your brakes. After driving through a puddle, check that brakes are working properly by tapping them gently a few times.
Crews are working to remove landslides and monitor water on the roadways all around the state. Be prepared for delays by making sure vehicles are fully fueled, and carry extra supplies. For more tips on driving safely in Oregon's challenging weather, visit ODOT's website.